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The international Margaret Atwood Society was founded in 1984 and in 1992 became an allied organization that meets in conjunction with the Modern Language Association. A true Canadian icon of popular culture, Margaret Atwood's fiction and prose leaves the reader with much to discuss. Murder in the Dark is a striking series of prose poems which illustrates both the author's affection for and mastery of the oxymoron. Sketched in five sections, there is a definite progression of anger, disillusionment, and despair, yet there remains a constant nicker of hope and the will to believe. Steven Heighton, in an afterward of Murder in the Dark, writes: "Endless light is like an endless honeymoon: an illusion sold to fools. We believe in this light because we've been underground with the writer, in the caves, the graves, and the cellar of that innocent, sinister childhood game, Murder in the Dark" (1997). While...

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